Got STEAM Talent? We have just the space for you!
Beginning in May 2016, the Library is embarking on a new community partnership with local makers, tinkers, and creatives of all kinds with the introduction of our new Maker-in-Residence Program. The Maker-in-Residence program invites a maker into the Library to help the community explore the intersection of the Public Library and STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) innovation. In addition to a small stipend, the program will provide studio space inside the Library to a maker in the community who has a desire to engage our patrons in their work and to share their passion with the people of Longmont. We interpret the term maker broadly to include artists and skilled artisans, craft-makers, and creators of all kinds.
What We Give our Makers
Residencies last for two months. Makers in residence will receive a $300 stipend and will be provided with a workspace to make new small-scale work or to complete work on an existing project. The studio space has access to water and a sink and is equipped with an emergency fire sprinkler system. Half of the stipend will be paid at the beginning of the residency and the other half upon completion of the project at the end of the residency period. At the end of the residency, the maker will have an opportunity to present his or her work at a public reception and to have that work publicly displayed at the library. Performance pieces will be performed for the community and recorded.
What our Makers Give Back
Makers will be required to complete some portion of the project--available for patron viewing--by the end of the residencies. Residencies can be extended, or shortened, upon approval of the selection committee. Makers will be required to hold at least four open studio hours per week during the residency and to facilitate one two-hour workshop per month. Makers are responsible for providing any additional materials for completing their project and workshop.
Want to Be a Maker-in-Residence?
Makers must submit a completed application and will be selected by committee. Makers selected must be 21 or older, must be subjected to fingerprinting and a comprehensive criminal background check, and have professional references. Applications are accepted and makers are selected on a rolling basis, with appointments made as residencies end. Click or tap the button below to access our online application form.
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